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In our Polar and Alpine Community News we feature news from the many partners that APECS is working with, as well as other news from a variety of sources related to research in the Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine regions as well as the wider Cryosphere. Many thanks to APECS members and the wider Polar research community for contributing to this shared resources!  

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Comments invited on Arctic working group themes (NNA Community Office)

The U.S. Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) is supporting development of 4 Convergence Working Groups to address collaboratively issues of critical importance to NNA projects and Arctic communities. Each group will work together under a broad theme, with the working group members together determining a more focused set of activities and group outcomes. Before beginning the process of developing team co-leads and participants, the NNA-CO is seeking community input on the themes that might become Convergence Working Group focus areas.

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NSF Polar Program Officer Chat for Early Career Scientists - Registration Available

The Polar Science Early Career Community Office (PSECCO) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) invite registration for their upcoming NSF Polar Program Officer Chat for Early Career Scientists webinar. This webinar will take place 12 July 2022, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. AKDT (3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT).

The first hour of the webinar will be an entry-level overview of the Office of Polar Programs, and information directly relevant to polar early career scientists.

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ESA Training Course on Arctic Methane and Permafrost

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Earth Observation (EO) training course in collaboration with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

The course will take place from 19 – 23 September 2022 at the premises of the Andoya Space Centre (ASC) in Andenes*, Norway.

Application deadline: 15 July 2022

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Call for application: DEEPICE Summer school on modelling & statistics

Call for application: DEEPICE Summer school on modelling & statistics

In the framework of the DEEPICE project, a summer school on modelling and statistics sciences will be organized in Bremerhaven, Germany in September 2022 (19-23th).

The school will focus on statistical and modelling tools for the interpretation of ice-cores (2 ECTS) with theoretical courses and exercises. It is aimed at PhD students who are involved in ice core climate record interpretation.

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Photo Contest Announcement: The Arctic and its People

The Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) is hosting a photo contest to showcase the beauty of the Arctic and its peoples, along with all the work that goes into NNA research.

Organizers invite photos of fieldwork, research stations and sites, communities and life in the Arctic (with permissions), wildlife, natural landscapes, and cultural landscapes. There will be prizes for the top three photo submissions, as well as for seven honorable mentions. The NNA-CO plans to use the submitted photos for outreach, engagement, and communications about NNA.

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Call for Applications: Alaska Fellows Program

The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) is now accepting applications for the 2022/23 program year. There are multiple nine-month positions available with locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka, Alaska.

The Alaska Fellows Program is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors. Fellows serve with a dynamic non-profit or public-sector organization for the fellowship term and receive modest living stipends and housing. Fellows live communally, work closely with professional mentors, and make lasting contributions to their host community.

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Registration Available: Winter School – Our Connection with a Fast-Changing Arctic

The Arctic Centre invites registration for their Winter School. The theme of the Winter School is Our Connection with a Fast-Changing Arctic, and will take place 16-20 January 2023 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Hosted by the Arctic Centre, the Winter School is aimed at (inter-) national civil servants and policy makers, politicians, managers, financial experts, (young) academics, and PhD students who are looking for a nuanced and wide-ranging understanding of the Arctic.

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